dicalcium silicate
noun Date: 1925 a calcium silicate 2CaO•SiO2 that is an essential ingredient of portland cement

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  • cement — cementable, adj. cementer, n. cementless, adj. /si ment /, n. 1. any of various calcined mixtures of clay and limestone, usually mixed with water and sand, gravel, etc., to form concrete, that are used as a building material. 2. any of various… …   Universalium

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